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Net Gain is looking after the North Sea

Net Gain is looking after the North Sea

International Boating Week hosted by Australia’s sunshine state
Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland, played host to International Boating Week, featuring some of the country’s leading marine events including the Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Conference (ASMEX), the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show – and the IFBSO/ICOMIA Joint Congress. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Revision of contract
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Superyacht Refit Group, which represents quality refit, repair and maintenance yards, has launched the latest revision of its Standard Framework Contract. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
What to do when you receive an employment tribunal claim
If you receive an employment tribunal claim - an ET1 form - Mark Stevens, a solicitor at Veale Wasbrough Vizards, says the priority is to check the initial action required: “Employers have 28 days from receipt of the ET1 to respond to the claim by filing form ET3 with the appropriate employment tribunal. If you do not comply with the deadline, the employment tribunal may enter a default judgment against you,” writes Adam Bernstein. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Brexit is having an impact
The impact of Brexit is starting to be felt by some businesses if a report in the Independent (May 15) is to be believed. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Fishing is essential to our industry
The importance of fishing to our industry should not be overlooked. Some recent actions and numbers shed light on why it is so essential. 01 Jun 2017 - Boating Business
Anniversary time
I can’t believe we have got here, but this column marks the 50th Cardinal Sin ramblings. Oh how time flies when you’re having fun/getting old. 31 May 2017 - Boating Business
Sponsorship - more than just a logo?
All eyes have been on Ben Ainslie and the Landrover BAR team as they’ve prepared to compete in the America’s Cup and as a result their sponsors are also in the spotlight says Kate O'Sullivan, MD ADPR. 24 May 2017 - Boating Business
Person Behind the Face Shaun Wigley – ASAP Supplies
How I got into this industry…. Applying for a job as a warehouse assistant at ASAP and never looked back. 18 May 2017 - Boating Business
Late payers forced to reveal payment practices
Cash flow is a key factor for many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), particularly for those that struggle frequently with being paid late by their trade customers, writes Fleur Lewis. 16 May 2017 - Boating Business
The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy
The long-awaited Apprenticeship Levy for UK employers came into effect from 6 April 2017. It’s designed to significantly increase the number of apprenticeships in the UK and is an obligation on all qualifying UK employers to fund new apprenticeships from May 2017, writes Mark Stevens. 07 May 2017 - Boating Business
Survey time?
So while your busy going about your day-to-day business, rapidly adjusting to the changing world and changing opportunity bubble, I ask when was the last time someone asked you how you are? 07 May 2017 - Boating Business
Simon Boulding, person behind the face
How I got into this industry….Completely by accident. I went out on a corporate trip in a Force 7 on a Sigma 38 with a skipper with a beard and a pipe. Gave some free marketing advice to the charter company, increased their turnover dramatically, was offered free shares in the business and moved to the coast shortly afterwards. 07 May 2017 - Boating Business
Insights and action items
The NMMA through Grow Boating has released a full study on the First-Time Boat Buyer (FTBB), yielding insights and action items for boat manufacturers, dealers and the industry. For the record an FTBB could be interested in purchasing a new or used boat. 20 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Tax implications for the UK as EU divorce begins
Once the UK leaves the EU it is likely the first practical impact will be felt on sales to and purchases from, the remaining EU. The key practical implications are as follows writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants: 19 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Family businesses
Family businesses can be challenging to run, as the dynamics of blood relations can lead to emotional decision making and even family bust ups. 10 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Wait and see but it’s business as usual
The triggering of Article 50 and the passing of the Great Repeal Bill where thousands of pieces of EU legislation will be incorporated into domestic law has given British businesses a point of certainty. 07 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Person Behind the Face - Derek Gilbert
How I got into this industry….I learned to sail at an early age in a Yarmouth Scow and this love of water led to a career in the Merchant Navy. From a junior engineer officer with a tanker company, I became a field service engineer, travelling globally and working on commercial and military shipping. 30 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Help make VAT simpler
VAT is a tax that, from the government’s point of view, is very successful. It raised some £117bn last year – 22% of government revenues. And it’s cheap to collect – the VAT-registered trader does most of the work and HMRC just polices it, writes Adam Bernstein. 29 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Time for reflection
The boat show season is drawing to a close. Most shows reported an increase in attendance and as you might imagine, the reports all have quotes saying in effect ‘sales were good’. 29 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Sum of many parts
It’s a constant amazement to me that we make world class marine based products, while at the same time happily sit in splendid isolation. 29 Mar 2017 - Boating Business